New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone
With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers.
Scientists unravel the mystery of gannets' feeding success
Researchers at Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of Exeter have combined two innovative technologies to probe the mystery of how seabirds locate food hotspots across vast tracts of ocean.
Canadians rank highly when it comes to public science knowledge, attitudes, and engagement
A new expert panel report, Science Culture: Where Canada Stands, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, helps to paint the clearest picture of Canada's science culture and science culture support system in 25 ...
Augmented reality helps in industrial troubleshooting
At a "smart" factory, machines reveal a number of data about themselves. Sensors measuring temperature, rotating speed or vibrations provide valuable information on the state of a machine. On this basis, ...
How wireless technology can dramatically improve ship safety
The sinking of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia in 2012 – and the reported difficulties in evacuating over 4,000 people with the eventual loss of 32 lives –underlined the urgent need to accurately ...
SLAC implements pulsed, step-down power converter for energy savings
Depressed collectors have been used for decades to improve the efficiency of vacuum-electronic based RF power sources by recovering energy from the spent electron beam of an RF source, such as a klystron ...
London transport body to test battery-charging at bus stands
Research geared to keep women from fleeing IT profession
For years, employers and experts have been trying to reverse the exodus of women from information technology positions.
Identifying long-distance threats: New 3D technology could improve CCTV images
A new government-funded study aims to develop 3D imaging technology to make it easier to identify suspicious objects from a long way off.
NASA completes successful battery of tests on composite cryotank
NASA has completed a complex series of tests on one of the largest composite cryogenic fuel tanks ever manufactured, bringing the aerospace industry much closer to designing, building, and flying lightweight, ...
Smartphones on aircraft – what access do we really want?
Australia is playing catch up by allowing plane passengers to keep their mobile phone switched on – albeit in flight mode only – during take off and landing. ...
Huge insect diversity revealed by genetic technologies
(Phys.org) —The diversity of plants, mammals and birds in Australia is well-known, but scientists have very little idea of how many hundreds of thousands of species of Australian insects exist.
Technology on the catwalk
Summer days bring thoughts of beach picnics, outdoor barbecues and pool parties. Yet it only takes the buzz of one tiny mosquito to dampen the fun.
Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact
At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition.